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Why HPI visa?

  • Easy Route To The UK
  • Designed Especially For HPIs’s
  • 2-3 Year Work Permit 
  • Land In The Uk Without A Job Offer
  • Minimal Proof Of Funds

High Potential Visa (HPI)


High potential visa is a customized route for High Potential Individuals from the world’s top universities!

UK Visas and Immigration launched the High Potential Individual (HPI) visa route on May 30, 2022, for candidates rewarded Graduation and Post-Graduation between November 1, 2021, and October 31, 2022.


Aim of HPI visa


The HPI visa aims to provide a high inflow of skilled young workers to British businesses.


HPI route, the best path for enthusiastic talented students


The HPI visa route is designed to attract global UK university graduates. This gives an opportunity for the students to start their early career, and it’s a short-term visa that can be opted for after completing their courses in top universities. The UK government launches this visa to benefit the UK workforce.

The HPI visa is specially designed for students who have graduated during the period, as mentioned earlier. The eligible students can apply for an HPI visa without even having a job offer in the UK.

The government of the UK will post on the government website about the eligible universities that have shown good results between the years 2016 and 2020.


Eligibility criteria for HPI visa


  • Candidates of any nationality and 18 years of age are eligible
  • Graduates, Masters, or Post Doctorate holders from a qualified school in the last five years
  • English language proficiency requirement is required for non-English speaking countries to testify about their English language ability
  • Minimum of finances of £1,270 is required

List of universities in 2023

The UK has multiple universities with top 50 rankings that many international students prefer.

Alphabetical Rankings Lists 2023 (establishments from Top 50 rankings which appeared on 2 or mores lists) Country
California Institute of Technology (Caltech) USA
Columbia University USA
Cornell University USA
Delft University of Technology Netherlands
Duke University USA
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL Switzerland) Switzerland
ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Switzerland
Fudan University China
Harvard University USA
Johns Hopkins University USA
Karolinska Institute Sweden
Kyoto University Japan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA
McGill University Canada
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore
National University of Singapore Singapore
New York University USA
Northwestern University USA
Paris Sciences et Lettres - PSL Research University France
Peking University China
Princeton University USA
Shanghai Jiao Tong University China
Stanford University USA
Technical University of Munich Germany
Tsinghua University China
University of British Columbia Canada
University of California, Berkeley USA
University of California, Los Angeles USA
University of California, San Diego USA
University of Chicago USA
University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
University of Melbourne Australia
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor USA
University of Pennsylvania USA
University of Tokyo Japan
University of Toronto Canada
University of Washington USA
Yale University USA
Zhejiang University China



Differences between HPI visa & Graduate visa


The major difference between the HPI visa and the UK graduate visa is:

HPI visa UK graduate visa
You can study in the world’s top schools outside the UK Study within the UK
You will get a chance to stay up to 2 to 3 years after completing a degree in the world’s top schools outside the UK You get to stay for two years after completing a degree in the UK.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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